Stolen in Broad Daylight- Theft from a Moving RV



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36 thoughts on “Stolen in Broad Daylight- Theft from a Moving RV

  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    I'm sorry that happened to y'all. I know the pain of theft. You feel violated to say the least. I was given a GPS for mother's day back when the cheapest one was around $200. It was stolen out of my vehicle while I was at work. Whoever it was stolen a few other things too but there was nothing I could do except file a police report. Even though nothing would ever be done about it.

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    Maybe a camera would help . Or alarm. And locks. Nevertheless we all trust and beleave most people are good, but it's better to be safe than sorry. And make sure you have the model &serial numbers. Take Care and Wishing You Happy Camping.❤

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    I know what's wrong with the camera.
    It's not a tadibrothers.
    I love mine and the customer service is great. Talk to Eddie.

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    I am welding instructor at a college in Las Cruces New Mexico .. Why not fab a bracket to bolt in to the carrier this way you can still move but you will need tool to do so?? I enjoy you your You Tube stuff.. Vincent

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    Wow. That's terrible. I guess that we can always expect people to be people. Some good, some bad. And we always have to prepare for the bad.

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    The best thing for you guys to do is go back to Connecticut get you a small cottage and make sure you both get fixed

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    Hey guys sorry to hear about the theft of your generator. John do something better then the cable and lock, someone can just cut it off with a bolt cutter. When you have time get a hold of a welding shop or metal fabricator and have them bend a metal strap or even a 1" square tube to go over the generator. Sounds like you keep the generator on the basket even when you are running them so why not have that metal strap or tube secured with bolts to the carrier basket. Nothing is 100% theft proof but this will at least slow them down a little. Just an Idea I'll throw at ya. Good luck

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    This is terrible, but you guys need to be cautious and not so naive about everything if you want to travel…

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    I just started my pre RV buy research. I will be living full time (retirement) your videos are helping me so much. I have visited 2 dealers and am going to look in Mississippi Florida and North Carolina as well. My new favorite saying is slow your roll. No emotional purchases. I will review these videos and take notes. Someone should warn the dealerships that I am coming, prepared with my new knowledge and ready to go. LOL
    Thank you both 💕

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    I know this is late, but don't rely on cable locks. Those are easily cut. Bolt the generator down to your basket with bolts and wing nuts. 3 or four of them. It makes it inconvenient I know, but also someone can't just come up and cut and grab. and get a locking pin for the receiver you put the basket into. We've seen to many trailers on receiver type hitches stolen because the someone pulled the pin and took the trailer, and hitch together. even if the hitch was locked to the ball.(I work for a Horse trailer manufacturer).

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    That camper with as much overhang as it's got behind the axles will throw a generator Extremely high on a rough road Believe it or not. I own a Trucking company and quite often I haul machinery and need a little extra truck so I will hire what we call a Mini float in the industry which is essentially a Pick up Truck pulling a 40' goose neck. Those units have basically the same axle spacing as what you're dealing with. I have seen some pretty ridiculous movement on those trailers with the equipment at different weights. That fulcrum has a matched weight for the most activity you might say and believe me that activity can get quite ridiculous. We Haul small equipment in baskets which are big steel baskets that get transported by boat over to oil platforms out in the Gulf. I have seen 1500 pound pieces Leap out of a 4' basket if you can imagine ..we Secure the basket .the parts inside are loose .you would think It would be impossible for 1500 pound piece of equipment to jump a 4' wall and park itself in the ditch. It's all about the sweet spot a certain weight at a certain distance behind those axles will move a certain amount and get thrown a certain distance and don't under estimate that distance. when you're following one it can be quite hilarious. not funny but hilarious. Happy trails

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    My wife and I had ridden on several bicycling one week group tours, 325 riders on each of three different routes with a last afternoon mega picnic where the three groups met at the end.
    We did family tent camping (of 3-6 days) for 15 consecutive summers with our two kids until our daughter's eyes rolled back in her head as she "aged out" at 15, too embarrassing to be seen with "parental units" and son at 16 due school summer sports commitments.
    Never had anything stolen and these were in popular settings.

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    Using a bungee to strap that equipment to your basket seems inadequate to secure your generator. They aren't rated for weight, and loosen easily. It seems much more likely that your strap failed, and your generator was lost. If the cord was pressing on the gas tank, and you say that's flexible, that's a warning sign to me that it wasn't as secure as possible.
    I can tell y'all are upset though.
    Look for better straps and tie downs. Check them often. Loads shift and straps move.

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    There is probably little point of having a second generator with you, if it's not prepared to be operational. It's just more dead weight.

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    It takes a little more effort and hassle: bolt it down, chain it up, or configure it so it can be locked to the basket and lock the basket to the RV.

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    Is it possible it could have bounced out?

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    Sorry for your loss but, in my opinion, that is a REALLY poor way to carry "stuff". Question #1: Is the hitch welded / bolted onto the FRAME and NOT just the bumper (and is the draw bar LOCKED to the receiver)? If the hitch IS properly secured to the frame, is the frame ~ hitch combination RATED to carry the cantilevered load that WILL be bouncing up & down as you drive. #2: Even if your camera had been working, you'd be very surprised at how easily and quickly dedicated thieves can pull off a snatch & grab. #3: I owned a smaller Champion generator years ago (before I got educated and bought a 3Kw Honda Handi). Pretty much ALL brands OTHER than Honda and Yamaha just don't, in my experience, hold up over time (think years). After 10 years, Hondas & Yamahas are just getting "broken in" (OK, slight exaggeration here but ONLY slight). #4: EVERYTHING of significant value MUST be kept out of sight. By openly displaying an expensive item, it was really just a matter of time before said expensive item "grew legs". If thieves can't see it they're less likely to risk breaking in hoping to find something worth the risk. At the very least, put an opaque cover over your "stuff". #5: Do have have the exact MAKE, MODEL & SERIAL NUMBER available? If you have that information, the stolen property CAN be entered into NCIC (National Crime Information Computer). If a stolen item is EVER checked by Police, recovered stolen property that HAS been entered, will be returned to its' owner (I know of one case where an item stolen 30+ years earlier was returned because the theft report had the required information (N0 NCIC report = recovered property gets sold at auction). When said stolen item happened to be checked DECADES later (and 2000+ mile away!), said property was returned to the owner. Sorry to be a "Gloomy Gus" here but, in todays "Politically Correct" world we find ourselves in, honest people are simply targets. Although we should NOT have to resort to extreme measures to protect ourselves family and property, the sad truth is that we DO have to do just that.

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    18 months ago our 2019 Rockwood Trailer was stolen out of our driveway in Denver. Theft can happen anywhere at any time.

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    Well you can always count on human nature – losers will steal if you give them the opportunity. ALWAYS lock everything cause the little shits are waiting in the weeds. Remember Murphy's Law – whatever can go wrong , will go wrong.

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    I curse the thief, and shall run a pagan ritual for the thief over at stone henge later

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    I think you are naive. Using cables to lock a battery on the back of your RV is the same as locking one's bike with a cable. So, easy to use cutters to cut through the cable. I put my generator inside, for that very reason, and even then, there is no guarantee the RV will not be broken into. Granted the generator is brand new, and has not been used, so no oil or fuel inside it, but I just cannot afford to lose expensive items when I live on Social Security and a tiny pension. It takes a long time for me to save for things.

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    freaky, man, you wife looks like a robot while you are talking — tell her to blink so we know she's alive.

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    Hi y'all my suggestion is to crate a cage lid or top that can be locked down

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  • October 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    My Furion camera does that same thing. It's quite aggravating. I find it's a reception issue.

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